**MATH 141 - PRECALCULUS**

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CORRECTION to 1.2.3! **In the middle of
page 1.2.3, -9 (instead of 9) is not in the domain of *f*.

Notes for Quiz 1A and
Quiz 1B (last revised 1/27/13)

¥ Chapter 0:
Preliminary Topics: (last revised 1/27/13)

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¥ Chapter 1:
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¥ Chapter 2:
Polynomial and Rational Functions

¥ Chapter 3:
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

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¥ Chapter 4: Trigonometry

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VISUALIZING THE SIX BASIC TRIG FUNCTIONS: **

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¥ Chapter 5:
Analytic Trigonometry

¥ Chapter 6:
Additional Topics in Trigonometry

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¥ Chapter 7:
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¥ Chapter 8:
Matrices and Determinants

¥ Chapter 9: Discrete
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¥ Chapter 10:
Conics and Polar Coordinates [as time permits] (Ch.10 is mostly handwritten.)

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ANIMATION ON CONICS**

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Corrections: (0:48-1:07) The
double-nappe cone (or simply ÒconeÓ) here should not
be thought of as finite, so there are no ÒbasesÓ and there is no Òbase perimeter.Ó The term ÒdirectrixÓ
is used elsewhere, especially when describing parabolas.

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FALL 2017***:**

#1-A: HW É Answers É (Ch.0 in my
notes) (9 points) É (revised 1/19/16)

#1-B: HW É Answers É (Ch.1) (6
points) É (revised 9/3/15)

#2: HW É Answers É (Chs.2 and
3) (15 points) É (revised 9/16/16)

#3: HW É Answers É (Ch.4) (15
points) É (revised 10/27/12)

#4: HW É Answers É (Chs.5 and
6) (15 points) É (revised 4/1/17 – minor edits)

#5: HW É Answers É (Chs.7-10)
(25 points). (revised
4/24/16)

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OLD ASSIGNMENTS FROM SPRING 2017 (MAY BE UPDATED FOR FALL 2017):*

*¥ Old Exams and Solutions
(Spring 2017)*

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Your exams might look very different from these! Lengths of exam times may be
different.

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Quiz 1A É Solutions (1 hour and
15 minutes)

¥ Chapter 0:
Preliminary Topics

Quiz 1B É Solutions (45-50
minutes)

¥ Chapter 1:
Functions

Midterm #2 É Solutions (50 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 20 minutes for Part 2)

¥ Chapter 2:
Polynomial and Rational Functions

¥ Chapter 3:
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Midterm #3 É Solutions (30-40 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 30-40 minutes for Part 2)

¥ Chapter 4:
Trigonometry

Midterm #4 É Solutions (40-45 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 25-30 minutes for Part 2)

¥ Chapter 5:
Analytic Trigonometry

¥ Chapter 6:
Additional Topics in Trigonometry

Final É Solutions (2 hours
and 20 minutes). Material covered in later terms may differ.

¥ Chapter 7:
Systems of Equations [and Inequalities]

¥ Chapter 8:
Matrices and Determinants

¥ Chapter 9:
Discrete Math

¥ Chapter 10:
Conics and Polar Coordinates

*¥ Current Exams and Solutions
(Fall 2017)*

Quiz 1A É Solutions (1 hour and
15 minutes)

¥ Chapter 0:
Preliminary Topics

Quiz 1B É Solutions (45 minutes)

¥ Chapter 1:
Functions

Midterm #2 É Solutions (50 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 20 minutes for Part 2)

¥ Chapter 2:
Polynomial and Rational Functions

¥ Chapter 3:
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Midterm #3 É Solutions (30-40 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 30-40 minutes for Part 2)

¥ Chapter 4:
Trigonometry

¥ Exams and
solutions will be posted about a week after you take them.

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